Geopolitical Risk and Corporate Real Estate

If geopolitical risk isn’t high on the corporate real estate (CRE) agenda, it probably should be.

Why? As discussed in a breakout session at the CoreNet Global Summit – EMEA, a 2017 McKinsey survey of more than 1,000 CEOs found that the three greatest risks to global economic growth over the next 12 months are geopolitical instability, transition of political leadership, and changes in trade policy.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

More than a year ago, citizens in the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union in a move that is now known as Brexit.

While the intentions of the vote are more than clear, exactly how and when Brexit will take place is the stuff of endless debate and analysis. But change is most definitely coming, and for companies that have headquarters or even operations in the UK, there is a lot to figure out and a lot on the line.

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A Global Community

With the rest of the world, we are watching with sadness  as the citizens of Texas (and, now, Louisiana) battle one of the country’s worst – if not the worst – natural disasters in history. Our thoughts are also with those suffering in South Asia, as monsoon rains have created a trail of destruction across India, Bangladesh and Nepal.

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Waste in Landfills: Control Alt Delete

Microsoft recently received Zero Waste Certification from the US Zero Waste Business Council.

In a white paper written exclusively for CoreNet Global, Katie Ross, Sustainability Program Manager, Microsoft Real Estate & Facilities explains:

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Deep Learning: Its Time Has Come

“Alexa, when will artificial intelligence start to impact the way that we do business in noticeable ways?”

Alexa: It already has.

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Innovation and Change in the Golden Era

By Johan Norberg, author, lecturer and documentary filmmaker

You might have missed the news, but it is the big story of our time: at the moment, we are witnessing the greatest improvement in living standards ever to take place. Poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, child labour and infant mortality are falling faster than at any other time in human history. A child born today is more likely to reach retirement age than his forebears were to live to their fifth birthday.Read more


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Identifying Human Attributes is Part of Workplace Design

Forget, for a second, about whether your company’s workplace is a naturally lit, open space, with funky desks and cappuccino machines — and instead take a look at the people who work in it.  Read more


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Mark Freeman, Microsoft

Urban Farming? What about Office Farming?

Software engineers came up with an award-winning hack for the company’s urban farm and won a meeting with Microsoft President Brad Smith.

Urban farming is a curious offshoot of Microsoft employees’ efforts to make advances in cloud computing.

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The Challenge of Change.

Change is eternal and inevitable. Johan Norberg, author, lecturer and documentary film maker will talk about the “Challenge of Change,” at the CoreNet Global EMEA Summit in London.Read more


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The Future of Work – a Journey to 2022

A recent and fascinating paper by PwC looks at the future of work, identifying three distinct worlds of work – blue, green and orange. Read more


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The Future is….now!

What can corporate real estate executives derive from several recent  predictions of what the future holds for the workaday life?

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Skipping Lunch?

With a growing emphasis on wellness in the workplace, companies may want to dial in to the fact many employees are taking shorter lunches, or skipping them entirely.

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